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Why is 12 Years a Slave hard to watch?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 18:19
Why are some scenes in 12 Years a Slave so hard to watch?

Drone’s flight inspired by jellyfish

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 18:19
Scientists have built what they say is the first flying machine that can hover in a stable manner by flapping its wings.

VIDEO: India awaits latest inflation data

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 17:58
India has been grappling with persistently high consumer prices in recent years and there are hopes the latest inflation figures will show a change.

Why criminal twins may no longer be safe

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 17:57
Identical twins have almost identical DNA, but until now it has been almost impossible to distinguish between them. Scientists are offering a new test which could help police solve crimes where a suspects evade the law because they have an identical twin.

Beanie Babies creator avoids prison

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 17:53
The billionaire creator of Beanie Babies toys avoids prison for hiding millions of dollars from US tax authorities in a Swiss bank account.

Israel apologies for Kerry criticism

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 17:18
Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon apologises for quotes lambasting US Secretary of State John Kerry's role in the Middle East peace process.

Smartphone wallet backed by banks

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 17:01
Five UK lenders are to add a facility allowing users to make instant payments via their smartphone apps later this year.

Where does my water bill go?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:58
Where does the money from my water bill go?

Profile: Mary Barra, General Motors

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:54
Mary Barra takes the wheel at General Motors

West Country meat wins EU protection

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:53
West Country beef and lamb and Anglesey Sea Salt joins the ranks of Cornish Pasties and Stilton cheese after gaining protected EU status.

Anglesey sea salt wins EU protection

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:53
Anglesey sea salt can class itself in the same league as Parma Ham and Champagne after winning protected European status.

VIDEO: Fitness tracker 'goes on forearm'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:49
Electrical accessories maker, Scosche, reveals a wearable fitness tracker which uses a light to measure blood flow and calories burned at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Richard Taylor reports.

Child benefit claimants risk fine

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:39
Some 110,000 higher-earning parents who receive child benefit payments face a fine if they fail to register for, and return, tax self-assessment forms.

VIDEO: The hazards of theatre by candlelight

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:35
The Jacobean play the Duchess of Malfi is being performed entirely by candlelight at the Sam Wanamaker playhouse

VIDEO: Bewitching poison: alcohol as medicine

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:34
An exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians explores the use and sometimes fatal misuse of alcohol as a medicine.

Value of fraud in Scotland 'rises'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:33
Fraudsters in Scotland swindled firms, local councils and the UK Treasury out of nearly £7m last year, according to a new report.

Misconduct solicitors claim millions

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:32
Law firms with solicitors who have been found guilty of professional misconduct are still receiving millions in legal aid, according to a BBC Scotland investigation.

VIDEO: Driverless cars; still a distant dream?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:08
BMW has shown off self-driving cars that can "drift" around bends and slalom between cones. David Grossman reports for Newsnight.

Man held over house-sitter's death

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:03
Police investigating the death of an artist who was house-sitting at a property in West Sussex over Christmas arrest a man on suspicion of murder.

Pellegrini targets City quadruple

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 15:59
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he wants to mark his debut season in England by winning four trophies.

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